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EdTPA Lesson Plan

Teachers Name:

Grade:

Lesson 1
Lesson Title:

Date:

What is Gravity?

29 FEB 16

Anticipated Time-Frame of Lesson:


60 Minutes

CCGPS or GPS Standard(s):


SPS8c. Relate Falling objects to gravitational force
SPS8d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.

Classroom/Lesson Context (Check the Following that Apply):

__x__ Whole Group _____ Small Group _____ One-on-One _____ Students with IEPs
_____ Students with 504 Plans
_____ ELL Students ____ Other (Please specify:
_____________________)

Specify the Number of Students:

___9__ Girls ___6__Boys


Individual Education Plan Goal(s) and Benchmarks Specific to this Lesson:
W=ma
Acceleration due to gravity on Earth 10m/s2

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

How does gravity affect falling objects?

Gravity refers to the force of attraction between


any two objects in the universe that have mass.

How do mass and weight compare?

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Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and
weight is mass times the effect of gravity.

Central Focus

Learning Objectives

Students apply scientific knowledge and


methodology to solve an assigned
problem.

Student will know the difference between weight


and mass.
Students will be know gravity is an attractive force
Students will know the effect of air resistance on
the acceleration of an object based on gravity.

Academic Language

Weight: a measure of how strongly gravity acts on


an object
Mass: The amount of matter, and is based on the
number and kind of atoms
Friction: The energy transfers that occurs when to
objects come in contact with each other.
Air Resistance: Also known as Drag, friction that
occurs when an object travels through air.
Momentum = mass x velocity
Gravity: The attractive pull between all objects
that have mass.
Terminal Velocity: The maximum speed a falling
object can achieve in an environment with air
resistance.
Projectile: Anything shot or thrown through the air.
Vacuum: An environment free of all matter.
F = ma = Newtons 2nd Law, it is pointed out to the
students in this unit that when they use W = ma to
calculate weight that W = F.
V = V0 + at = As all the examples used at this
level have a starting velocity of 0, the students
are allowed to use the simplified version of v = at
F = G (m1m2/d2) =This equation is not required for
calculations by students but it helps to illustrate

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that two factors of gravity are mass and distance
and that distance exponentially weakens
gravitational force.

Materials & Technology

Pre-Assessment
Document Camera
T- Launcher
Vocabulary and Concept PowerPoint
Electronic Scale

Introduction to Lesson

Video of the dropping of the falcon feather and


hammer on the moon.

Body of Lesson

Review of the Pre-Assessment


T Launcher Demonstration
Paper Drop Demonstration
Weight Scale Demonstration
Gravity PowerPoint

Closure/Summarizing Strategies

Teachers Name:

Egg Safety Device (ESD) Brainstorm Session

Grade:

Lesson 2
Lesson Title:

Date:

What would I Weigh?

01 MAR 16

Anticipated Time-Frame of Lesson:

EdTPA Lesson Plan

60 Minutes

CCGPS or GPS Standard(s):


SPS8c. Relate Falling objects to gravitational force
SPS8d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.

Classroom/Lesson Context (Check the Following that Apply):

__x__ Whole Group _____ Small Group _____ One-on-One _____ Students with IEPs
_____ Students with 504 Plans
_____ ELL Students ____ Other (Please specify:
_____________________)

Specify the Number of Students:

___9__ Girls ___6__Boys


Individual Education Plan Goal(s) and Benchmarks Specific to this Lesson:
W=ma
Acceleration due to gravity on Earth 10m/s2

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

How does gravity affect falling objects?

Gravity refers to the force of attraction between


any two objects in the universe that have mass.

How do mass and weight compare?

Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and


weight is mass times the effect of gravity.

Central Focus

Learning Objectives

Students apply scientific knowledge and


methodology to solve an assigned
problem.

Student will know the difference between weight


and mass.

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Students will be know gravity is an attractive force
Students will know the effect of air resistance on
the acceleration of an object based on gravity.
Students will be able to calculate weight based on
different accelerations based on gravity.

Academic Language

Weight: a measure of how strongly gravity acts on


an object
Mass: The amount of matter, and is based on the
number and kind of atoms
Friction: The energy transfers that occurs when to
objects come in contact with each other.
Air Resistance: Also known as Drag, friction that
occurs when an object travels through air.
Momentum = mass x velocity
Gravity: The attractive pull between all objects
that have mass.
Terminal Velocity: The maximum speed a falling
object can achieve in an environment with air
resistance.
Projectile: Anything shot or thrown through the air.
Vacuum: An environment free of all matter.
F = ma = Newtons 2nd Law, it is pointed out to the
students in this unit that when they use W = ma to
calculate weight that W = F.
V = V0 + at = As all the examples used at this
level have a starting velocity of 0, the students
are allowed to use the simplified version of v = at
F = G (m1m2/d2) =This equation is not required for
calculations by students but it helps to illustrate
that two factors of gravity are mass and distance
and that distance exponentially weakens
gravitational force.

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Materials & Technology

Planets Weight Worksheet


Document Camera
Electronic Scale

Introduction to Lesson

ESD Q&A

Body of Lesson

Planets Weight Worksheet

Closure/Summarizing Strategies

Lab Report Format Guideline

Teachers Name:

Grade:

Lesson 3
Lesson Title:

Date:

Gravity Quiz

02 MAR 16

Anticipated Time-Frame of Lesson:


60 Minutes

CCGPS or GPS Standard(s):


SPS8c. Relate Falling objects to gravitational force
SPS8d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.

Classroom/Lesson Context (Check the Following that Apply):

__x__ Whole Group _____ Small Group _____ One-on-One _____ Students with IEPs
_____ Students with 504 Plans
_____ ELL Students ____ Other (Please specify:
_____________________)

EdTPA Lesson Plan

Specify the Number of Students:

___9__ Girls ___6__Boys


Individual Education Plan Goal(s) and Benchmarks Specific to this Lesson:
W=ma
Acceleration due to gravity on Earth 10m/s2

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

How does gravity affect falling objects?

Gravity refers to the force of attraction between


any two objects in the universe that have mass.

How do mass and weight compare?

Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and


weight is mass times the effect of gravity.

Central Focus

Learning Objectives

Students apply scientific knowledge and


methodology to solve an assigned
problem.

Students will demonstrate their mastery and


retention of subject content.

Academic Language

Weight: a measure of how strongly gravity acts on


an object

Students will review the procedures and


guidelines for formatting a lab report.

Mass: The amount of matter, and is based on the


number and kind of atoms
Friction: The energy transfers that occurs when to
objects come in contact with each other.
Air Resistance: Also known as Drag, friction that
occurs when an object travels through air.
Momentum = mass x velocity
Gravity: The attractive pull between all objects
that have mass.
Terminal Velocity: The maximum speed a falling

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object can achieve in an environment with air
resistance.
Projectile: Anything shot or thrown through the air.
Vacuum: An environment free of all matter.
F = ma = Newtons 2nd Law, it is pointed out to the
students in this unit that when they use W = ma to
calculate weight that W = F.
V = V0 + at = As all the examples used at this
level have a starting velocity of 0, the students
are allowed to use the simplified version of v = at
F = G (m1m2/d2) =This equation is not required for
calculations by students but it helps to illustrate
that two factors of gravity are mass and distance
and that distance exponentially weakens
gravitational force.

Materials & Technology

Gravity Quiz
Lab Report Handout
Document Camera

Introduction to Lesson

Gravity Q&A

Body of Lesson

Gravity Quiz

Closure/Summarizing Strategies

Lab Report Procedure Review

Teachers Name:

Grade:

Lesson 4
Lesson Title:

Date:

Spring 2016 Egg Drop

03 MAR 16

EdTPA Lesson Plan

Anticipated Time-Frame of Lesson:


60 Minutes

CCGPS or GPS Standard(s):


SPS8c. Relate Falling objects to gravitational force
SPS8d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.

Classroom/Lesson Context (Check the Following that Apply):

__x__ Whole Group _____ Small Group _____ One-on-One _____ Students with IEPs
_____ Students with 504 Plans
_____ ELL Students ____ Other (Please specify:
_____________________)

Specify the Number of Students:

___9__ Girls ___6__Boys


Individual Education Plan Goal(s) and Benchmarks Specific to this Lesson:
W=ma
Acceleration due to gravity on Earth 10m/s2

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

How does gravity affect falling objects?

Gravity refers to the force of attraction between


any two objects in the universe that have mass.

How do mass and weight compare?

Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and


weight is mass times the effect of gravity.

Central Focus

Learning Objectives

Students apply scientific knowledge and


methodology to solve an assigned
problem.

Student will test their ESDs.


Students will record data from their ESDs and

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Controls.
Students will be able to make connections with
subject content and success or failure of their
ESDs.

Academic Language

Weight: a measure of how strongly gravity acts on


an object
Mass: The amount of matter, and is based on the
number and kind of atoms
Friction: The energy transfers that occurs when to
objects come in contact with each other.
Air Resistance: Also known as Drag, friction that
occurs when an object travels through air.
Momentum = mass x velocity
Gravity: The attractive pull between all objects
that have mass.
Terminal Velocity: The maximum speed a falling
object can achieve in an environment with air
resistance.
Projectile: Anything shot or thrown through the air.
Vacuum: An environment free of all matter.
F = ma = Newtons 2nd Law, it is pointed out to the
students in this unit that when they use W = ma to
calculate weight that W = F.
V = V0 + at = As all the examples used at this
level have a starting velocity of 0, the students
are allowed to use the simplified version of v = at
F = G (m1m2/d2) =This equation is not required for
calculations by students but it helps to illustrate
that two factors of gravity are mass and distance
and that distance exponentially weakens
gravitational force.

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Materials & Technology

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Ladder
ESD Transport Container
Eggs
Force Sensor
Whiteboard
Camera

Introduction to Lesson

10 Minute time allotment for students to place


provided eggs into their ESDs.
Take before pictures with students and their
ESDs

Body of Lesson

ESD and Control Egg Drops


Impulse and Weight measuring

Closure/Summarizing Strategies

One and one debriefing after drop


After pictures with students and their ESDs
Control data writing on board for each student to
record.